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Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?




















I actually finished two books last week: Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert, and The Insatiable Moon by Mike Riddell. I loved Madame Bovary, and quite enjoyed The Insatiable Moon. I keep promising reviews and not delivering, but Moon will go into my upcoming short reviews post, while Madame Bovary will get her very own post.

As for what I am reading ... I was going to start Moving Pictures, by Mr Sir Terry Pratchett, but realised I was under too much of a time constraint - it's due back at the library on Wednesday and I'm not reading fast enough at the moment to get it finished in time.

Which leaves me with: what am I going to read? I'm finally going to pick up The Two Towers again, and I feel bad for not having finished it yet, given that the LOTR readalong was in the early part of the year. But LOTR is a very old, and forgiving friend.

I'm also going to start Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - that shall be my break time at work reading.

Happy reading! :-)

15 comments:

amcatoir said...

I haven't heard of Insatiable Moon. What did you like about it? Was it a happy story or a sad story? I try not to read depressing, but sometimes they sneak up on me like the book I finished this week.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I love the picture of your cats -- so cute! :)

I really just need to throw my fear out the window and just read Madame Bovary! For some reason, that one always seemed to intimidate me!

Here's my Monday: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

Maree said...

amcatoir: It's a book by a New Zealand author. I would say it was a little bith of both? But I found it a bit of a downer at the end
Book chick: I found Madame Bovary intimidating too, but just sat down with it one day, and was halfway through it before I even noticed - give it a shot! :)

Jennifer said...

I adore Madame Bovary and Flaubert's writing in general, excellent choice! Your cats are lovely. Have a wonderful week reading! My Monday can be found here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-104.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Madame Bovary..,. ooh I have never read this. Glad to see you enjoyed it. :)

Marce said...

Break time reading, I love that, lol

My post.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-are-you-reading-monday-after.html

Maree said...

Jennifer, Sheila: It was my first Flaubert. I loved it :-)
Marce: It's amazing how much you can get read in half an hour - lol

runnersami said...

Enjoy Clockwork Angel - that's one I've been meaning to grab but have yet to pick it up. Have a great week!

gautami tripathy said...

I like the title of Insatiable Moon. What is it about?

Here is my Monday post!

Audra said...

I'm waiting for my copy of Clockwork Angel -- can't wait! Funny you mention Madame Bovary -- a new translation came out that I keep hearing about -- I might have to give it a try!

heather said...

I love Terry Pratchett but don't really like Moving Pictures.

alitareads said...

I've heard lost of good things about Clockwork Angel - I hope you enjoy it!

Maree said...

runnersami: so far I'm liking it a lot :)
gautami tripathi: it's about a man who thinks he's the second son of God :)
Audra: I've heard good things about the new translation, too
Heather: I ran out of time to read it this time around
alitareads: it is really good so far

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I keep seeing people mentioning Clockwork Angel but haven't checked it out yet. I hope you enjoy it!

Jodie said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on Madame Bovary, it's such a sad but wonderful book. I started off hating Emma, but was so sad for her at the end (the coffin scene - damn you husband who does not know her at all).